Kansas mounts big comeback, wins 2022 NCAA Championship over North Carolina, 72-69
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kansas brought its fourth NCAA title back home Monday thanks to a second-half flurry that erased a 16-point deficit and eventually overcame North Carolina 72-69 in an epic battle of power programs. North Carolina missed its final four shots, including Caleb Love’s desperation 3 at the buzzer. After McCormick’s go-ahead bucket, Love’s shot got blocked but North Carolina got an offensive rebound and fed to Armando Bacot under the bucket. Bacot had 15 points and 15 rebounds to become the first player to record double-doubles in all six tournament games. How to buy Kansas Jayhawks championship gearBy Eddie Pellsmlive.com
Jayhawks rally, rock North Carolina 72-69 to win NCAA title
Kansas finished off the biggest comeback in national championship history Monday night, getting a big game from David McCormack, crucial shots from Remy Martin and surviving a potential game-tying 3-pointer by Caleb Love at the buzzer for a 72-69 victory over North Carolina in the Superdome.
Krzyzewski K-O’d: North Carolina takes down Duke in Final Four, 81-77
NEW ORLEANS — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s remarkable career came to thrilling and sudden close Saturday night after Caleb Love made a key 3-pointer and three late free throws to lift archrival North Carolina to a thrill-a-minute 81-77 victory over the Blue Devils. This was the 258th, most consequential and maybe, just maybe, the very best meeting between these teams, whose arenas are separated by a scant 11 miles down in Tobacco Road. The Tar Heels (29-9), of all teams, pinned the 368th and final loss on the 75-year-old Coach K, exactly four weeks after they ruined the going-away party in his final home game at Cameron Indoor Stadium. This one stopped the coach’s last-gasp, storybook run one win away from a title game and a chance at his sixth championship. On Monday, Carolina will play Kansas for the title.mlive.com
Krzyzewski K-O'd: North Carolina takes out coach, Duke 81-77
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s remarkable career came to a sudden end Saturday night after Caleb Love made a key 3-pointer and three late free throws to lift archrival North Carolina to a thrill-a-minute 81-77 victory over the Blue Devils in the national semifinals showdown.
No. 22 Tar Heels top Kentucky for Wildcats' 5th loss in row
North Carolina won 75-63. Armando Bacot scored 11 of his team-high 14 points in the second half Saturday, rallying No. 22 North Carolina from a double-digit deficit to beat Kentucky 75-63 at the CBS Sports Classic. ... North Carolina has completed its nonleague schedule and will play its next 20 games in the Atlantic Coast Conference. UP NEXTNorth Carolina: Plays at North Carolina State in its ACC opener Dec. 22.